If you’re anything like me, you’re probably itching to go to new places around town – or just any place outside!
While studying at the University of Texas at Arlington since 2018 I have not been to many places around Arlington. Especially some of the big and popular spots that everyone raves about. I would say that going to new places is one of my favorite things to do actually. As Fort Worth is my hometown, I have been to quite a few cool, interesting restaurants and entertainment spots and even in other cities like Dallas as well. Going to a new place is fun, especially when it’s a place that not many people know about.
So why haven’t I explored much of Arlington yet? No idea. I blame it on schoolwork. Therefore, I am going to create a list of places I’m most excited to go to and it will look a little like this:
The Grease Monkey
I’m a concert fanatic and the last concert I went to was Ed Sheeran in 2018 at the AT&T Stadium. As great as it is seeing a popular artist in a big venue, I like seeing up and coming artists in small settings just as much. Both are different experiences and I would definitely like to see more of how the atmosphere is in Arlington. Although I have gone to concerts in different environments, I have not experienced a concert in a bar setting. I’m not much of a drinker but it would be nice to enjoy a concert while sipping a margarita, eating some food, and chatting with friends. I was keeping an eye out for a good concert to go to before the coronavirus hit and The Grease Monkey seems like a good spot to check out in the near future.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying boba, it is a fun drink made with tapioca pearls and any beverage of choice whether it be tea or milk based. Before COVID-19, I was wanting to go try Sharetea. I have tried a place or two around Arlington, but I have high expectations for boba so I was a bit disappointed to say the least. I found out there was a Sharetea near UTA and I was looking forward to trying it. Judging by the reviews online, it’s one of the more popular boba spots in town, so I will be waiting for a good time to go.
River Legacy Park
I have had more of an interest to go out in nature these days. Maybe it’s from the lack of going outside, who knows. I have driven by the park and have known about it, but I never did get myself to go. Just by looking at the pictures people post to Instagram, it looks to be like a big park with nice scenery. I would particularly like to go take a walk on the trails on a nice, sunny day or sit near the lake watching the sun set. Ah, sounds like a great time already.
Prince Lebanese Grill
As a foodie, I enjoy trying new food and discovering new restaurants. I have tried a variety of cuisines including Thai and Indian. I have gone to some places in Arlington that are good but it’s always fun to try more. Apart from hummus, I am not very familiar with Middle Eastern food. Prince Lebanese Grill seems like a good restaurant to start. Specifically, I have wanted to try falafels for a while now. Other food on their menu that I would like to try is dolmas and babaganoush.
Salter Bros Coffee Roasters
Although I don’t drink coffee often, one of my goals is to visit more coffee shops apart from Starbucks. Salter Bros seem to have a good variety and unique flavors. I could see myself sipping on their oat milk raspberry chocolate latte while studying on their outside patio. It sounds like a great way to pass the time while being productive.
Now that some restrictions are in order while shops are opening up, if I wanted to I could go to some of these places while practicing social distancing. But for the meantime, I’ll be waiting for a better time to go to get the full experience. What are some of your favorite Arlington spots?